Odd distfile download

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Mon Sep 4 20:30:29 UTC 2006

On Sunday 03 September 2006 02:21, Loren M. Lang wrote:
> I have a port I am writing which uses an unusual way of distributing
> tarballs.  The only download for official sources that I can tell is
> through their web source control interface.  They have a URL which
> provides a tarball of a tagged version from their source control
> software.  The URL is
> http://new.openspf.org/source/software/sendmail-spf-milter/tags/1.42.1.tar.
> This causes fetch and wget to save the file as 1.42.1.tar.gz?view=tar,
> but netscape removes the ?view=tar.  

Just out of curiosity I ran 

fetch "http://new.openspf.org/source/software/sendmail-spf-milter/tags/1.42.1.tar.gz"

and it fetches the same file without using the ?view=tar part.

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list